One thing that we love to do as a family is play board games. Occasionally we will have a FHE Game Night where we simply play games. No lesson or formality, we just play games.
Obviously you play the games your family likes. I'd like to tell you about a few of our family favorites.
Disney's Scene It: We received this game as a gift one year for Christmas. It's not something I would probably have picked up on my own, but we love it. We have the original version, and now I really want to get the second edition.
It's easy to play. It involves answering Disney-related questions by watching clips of Disney movies, listening to sound bites, etc. You can do it with teams or individual players. Even really little children can play it.
Apples to Apples: This is, quite simply, probably the best game ever! I never laugh at anything as hard as I do playing Apples to Apples. It's terrific in just about any group, but the words are more appropriate for teenagers and adults. We have also played it at Mutual with our YM/YW on different occasions.
Apples to Apples Junior: This is probably my boys' favorite game. The younger kids can play it themselves or with adults. We laugh and laugh. It's as much fun for me to watch my boys play it, as it is to actually play. There is nothing like laughter to bond you more closely together. I think every family should not only have this game, but you should play it regularly.